April 23, 1962

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Glenn Describes Mercury Orbital Flight

AIR TRANSPORT

Opinions Vary Widely on Noise Solution

AVIONICS

Mmrbm Guidance Challenges Industry

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Glenn Describes Mercury Orbital Flight

Weightless flight was quickly adapted to, and was found to be pleasant and without discomfort. The chances of mission success are greatly enhanced by the presence of a human crew in the spacecraft. A human crew is vital to future space missions for the purpose of intelligent observation and actions when the spacecraft encounters expected or unexpected occurrences or phenomena.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Opinions Vary Widely on Noise Solution

Washington—If airline pilots take a tough stand against tightening in-flight anti-noise procedures, an antidote for the unwanted sound of turbojet engines must be found elsewhere. But the Federal Aviation Agency, Air Transport Assn. and the Airport Operators Council all have differing definitions of “elsewhere.” Speaking through the National Aircraft Noise Abatement Council (NANAC), ATA has sought to remind the U. S. public of the already substantial investment in sound suppression made by member airlines.

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AVIONICS

Mmrbm Guidance Challenges Industry

Washington—Choice of guidance technique to be used in the mobile medium-range ballistic missile (MMRBM) and its transporter-launcher, from many possible alternatives, will determine the flexibility of the weapon’s use, its payload, accuracy, cost and reliability.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Control System for Advanced Oao Tested

Los Angeles—Data transmission and control system which ultimately is intended to command and control a minimum 50-in. aperture telescope aboard a two-ton high-altitude, asynchronous, orbiting astronomical observatory began a test series recently at Tucson, Ariz., as the initial step in a long-range program aimed at putting the observatory in orbit later in this decade.

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AIR TRANSPORT

U.s. Domestic, International Airline Operating Revenues and Expenses-1961

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Nasa Contracts to Lay Stress on Quality

Hardware reliability is considered vital; $3-billion contracting program also will emphasize incentives.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines List Officers’ Salaries, Expenses

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airline Competition Shifts Due in Canada

Politics play key role as deficit-ridden carriers face new realignment of domestic routes and traffic.

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MANAGEMENT

Defense Plans Shift in Contractor Policy

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AVIONICS

Minuteman Telemetry Flight Test Due

Los Angeles—Lightweight, compact airborne pulse code modulation (PCM) telemetry system capable of sensing, sampling and transmitting 352 channels of ballistic missile test data is scheduled for flight on an upcoming Minuteman ICBM shot from Cape Canaveral.

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